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2014-08-05 11:21:41 AM  
Surprised bread wasn't on the list.

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2014-08-05 11:51:47 AM  
I make my own pizza dough. I wouldn't buy any of the others. Well, maybe chocolate syrup ... ladies.
 
2014-08-05 12:04:47 PM  
One of these days I need a good BBQ sauce recipe.
 
2014-08-05 12:06:37 PM  
Who the hell doesn't make their own pizza dough when they make it?

Even the kits have a pack of flour labeled "dough mix"
 
2014-08-05 12:32:27 PM  

RedPhoenix122: One of these days I need a good BBQ sauce recipe.


3 cups ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 pinch cayenne powder
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Mix all together and simmer on low heat for about a half hour.  Best sauce I ever had, and I make it about twice a month.
 
2014-08-05 12:43:06 PM  
Almost all of the items listed are things I wouldn't make OR buy.  Pickled ginger?  Is that even a food?
 
2014-08-05 12:44:30 PM  
the only thing on that list that I regularly use let alone buy is Barbecue sauce and that's mostly due to laziness

Also the majority of stores I've been to don't regularly stock coconuts.
 
2014-08-05 12:44:48 PM  

criscodisco: RedPhoenix122: One of these days I need a good BBQ sauce recipe.

3 cups ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 pinch cayenne powder
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Mix all together and simmer on low heat for about a half hour.  Best sauce I ever had, and I make it about twice a month.


Don't tell the author of TFA, or you'll hear how you really should be making your own ketchup and Worcestershire sauce at home to use in your recipe.
 
2014-08-05 12:46:39 PM  

tillerman35: Almost all of the items listed are things I wouldn't make OR buy.  Pickled ginger?  Is that even a food?


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Otherwise they go bad.
 
2014-08-05 12:49:26 PM  

Cybernetic: criscodisco: RedPhoenix122: One of these days I need a good BBQ sauce recipe.

3 cups ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 pinch cayenne powder
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Mix all together and simmer on low heat for about a half hour.  Best sauce I ever had, and I make it about twice a month.

Don't tell the author of TFA, or you'll hear how you really should be making your own ketchup and Worcestershire sauce at home to use in your recipe.


And raising your own anchovies for the Worcestershire sauce.
 
2014-08-05 12:51:12 PM  
OK, first of all, I am NOT using two cups of high quality vodka to make vanilla extract. I'll just keep buying that, thank you very much.

Second of all, under the "Editor's picks" section near the bottom, they linked to an article that states "Why you can't believe in evolution". These are CRAZY people!
 
2014-08-05 12:52:12 PM  
I'm all for making your own food at home, but should have been a list of things that are quick to make.  It takes at least six months to make your own vanilla extract, and you need to have a lot of vanilla.
 
2014-08-05 12:52:25 PM  

tillerman35: Almost all of the items listed are things I wouldn't make OR buy.  Pickled ginger?  Is that even a food?


Ginger that's been cut, dried, and rolled in evaporated cane juice is my Kryptonite.  That being said, I cannot even imagine how pickled ginger tastes.
 
2014-08-05 12:58:26 PM  
Yogurt
Sauerkraut
Fresh roasted and ground coffee
Tsukemono
fruit leather
kale chips
bread
juicer pulp crackers
juicer pupl meatloaf
 
2014-08-05 12:59:49 PM  

dinch: OK, first of all, I am NOT using two cups of high quality vodka to make vanilla extract. I'll just keep buying that, thank you very much.

Second of all, under the "Editor's picks" section near the bottom, they linked to an article that states "Why you can't believe in evolution". These are CRAZY people!


Not to mention how long it takes to make decent vanilla extract.

Gary-L: tillerman35: Almost all of the items listed are things I wouldn't make OR buy.  Pickled ginger?  Is that even a food?

Ginger that's been cut, dried, and rolled in evaporated cane juice is my Kryptonite.  That being said, I cannot even imagine how pickled ginger tastes.


It tastes like one of the foods I'd feed to a god.
 
2014-08-05 01:04:03 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: dinch: OK, first of all, I am NOT using two cups of high quality vodka to make vanilla extract. I'll just keep buying that, thank you very much.

Second of all, under the "Editor's picks" section near the bottom, they linked to an article that states "Why you can't believe in evolution". These are CRAZY people!

Not to mention how long it takes to make decent vanilla extract.


CSB/
I have some vanilla extract fermenting right now.  I used a 375mL bottle of the "best" cheap vodka and dropped a quality vanilla bean in it (the bean was sliced its entire length in two places).  Considering what stores charge for genuine vanilla extract, this will be well worth my time and money.
/CSB

Gary-L: tillerman35: Almost all of the items listed are things I wouldn't make OR buy.  Pickled ginger?  Is that even a food?

Ginger that's been cut, dried, and rolled in evaporated cane juice is my Kryptonite.  That being said, I cannot even imagine how pickled ginger tastes.

It tastes like one of the foods I'd feed to a god.


Seriously?  Do tell!
 
2014-08-05 01:04:13 PM  

tillerman35: Almost all of the items listed are things I wouldn't make OR buy.  Pickled ginger?  Is that even a food?


This.
 
2014-08-05 01:04:23 PM  
Maple syrup. You're just useless in the kitchen if you can't grow your own maple, tap the trees, boil and filter the sap.
 
2014-08-05 01:05:34 PM  
Oops.

Mayo
Mustard
Pasta sauce
 
2014-08-05 01:07:55 PM  
The fact that we buy most of that crap is the reason we've advanced as a species.

Division of labor.


Let's see

1) I can work my job for 5 minutes and earn money to purchase a quality product

or

2) I can work for 4 minutes and earn money to purchase ingredients for a quality product and work 30 minutes to make that product.


Most times I'm going to choose #1.
 
2014-08-05 01:12:22 PM  

MugzyBrown: The fact that we buy most of that crap is the reason we've advanced as a species.

Division of labor.


Let's see

1) I can work my job for 5 minutes and earn money to purchase a quality product

or

2) I can work for 4 minutes and earn money to purchase ingredients for a quality product and work 30 minutes to make that product.


Most times I'm going to choose #1.


And many store bought products are better than what you can make at home. Let's face it, most commercial food companies know what they're doing and they have pretty damn good chefs working for them.
 
2014-08-05 01:30:53 PM  
The only part of this that is interesting to me is the surprising number of people going "What? Pickled ginger? What's that?"

/Sushi isn't all raw fish
//We won WWII, that means sushi is now a US food by right of conquest
///That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it.
////I don't actually have anything else to say, just trying to use up my surplus of slashies.
 
2014-08-05 01:44:02 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Oops.

Mayo
Mustard
Pasta sauce


Mustard really should be number one. By the time you walk into a store, grab mustard, and check out you have spent more time than it takes to actually make mustard.
 
2014-08-05 01:51:09 PM  

Gary-L: tillerman35: Almost all of the items listed are things I wouldn't make OR buy.  Pickled ginger?  Is that even a food?

Ginger that's been cut, dried, and rolled in evaporated cane juice is my Kryptonite.  That being said, I cannot even imagine how pickled ginger tastes.


Pickled ginger rocks.  I'm giving it a try this weekend.
 
2014-08-05 01:52:49 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Yogurt


Yogurt is surprisingly easy.  It is tart enough to curl your toe nails though.
 
2014-08-05 01:55:27 PM  

Gary-L: Smeggy Smurf: dinch: OK, first of all, I am NOT using two cups of high quality vodka to make vanilla extract. I'll just keep buying that, thank you very much.

Second of all, under the "Editor's picks" section near the bottom, they linked to an article that states "Why you can't believe in evolution". These are CRAZY people!

Not to mention how long it takes to make decent vanilla extract.

CSB/
I have some vanilla extract fermenting right now.  I used a 375mL bottle of the "best" cheap vodka and dropped a quality vanilla bean in it (the bean was sliced its entire length in two places).  Considering what stores charge for genuine vanilla extract, this will be well worth my time and money.
/CSB

Gary-L: tillerman35: Almost all of the items listed are things I wouldn't make OR buy.  Pickled ginger?  Is that even a food?

Ginger that's been cut, dried, and rolled in evaporated cane juice is my Kryptonite.  That being said, I cannot even imagine how pickled ginger tastes.

It tastes like one of the foods I'd feed to a god.

Seriously?  Do tell!


Have you ever seen the little pink strips they serve with sushi?  That's the ginger.
 
2014-08-05 01:56:09 PM  

dinch: OK, first of all, I am NOT using two cups of high quality vodka to make vanilla extract. I'll just keep buying that, thank you very much.

Second of all, under the "Editor's picks" section near the bottom, they linked to an article that states "Why you can't believe in evolution". These are CRAZY people!


The upshot the article was "You don't believe in Evolution, either you understand it - or you don't."
 
2014-08-05 01:59:58 PM  
borntourist.com
 
2014-08-05 02:12:14 PM  

robertus: [borntourist.com image 768x1024]


We earlier posters should all be ashamed of ourselves.  We don't deserve to post on Fark.
 
2014-08-05 02:24:46 PM  

robertus: [borntourist.com image 768x1024]


I just bottled some ESB and have an Oktoberfest fermenting now...mmmm...beer
 
2014-08-05 02:25:03 PM  
A sandwich??
 
2014-08-05 02:49:28 PM  
Most of those are farking ridiculous, for example, sweetened condensed milk.

"Heat up the milk and sugar mixture over medium heat until it's just steaming, then lower the heat and simmer for about 2 hours, or until the mixture has thickened slightly."

Two farking hours? Are you farking crazy? Who the fark is going to spend that kind of time on something you need as an ingredient every once in a blue moon? At the store it costs about 85 cents a can, the cost of the milk, sugar and electricity to simmer it for two hours will end up costing you more to make yourself. And for what? Bragging rights to say you made a pie with home made condensed milk? Whatever...
 
2014-08-05 02:58:32 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Oops.
Mayo
Mustard
Pasta sauce


Homemade mayo is amazing. You will forget about jars once you try it. It also serves as a great base for other sauces. I have caught people eating my tartar sauce with a spoon.
 
2014-08-05 03:11:09 PM  
I expected slightly more from the article than the name of each item and a picture, perhaps some reason why I should make it at home.
 
2014-08-05 03:13:20 PM  

Gary-L: Smeggy Smurf: dinch: OK, first of all, I am NOT using two cups of high quality vodka to make vanilla extract. I'll just keep buying that, thank you very much.

Second of all, under the "Editor's picks" section near the bottom, they linked to an article that states "Why you can't believe in evolution". These are CRAZY people!

Not to mention how long it takes to make decent vanilla extract.

CSB/
I have some vanilla extract fermenting right now.  I used a 375mL bottle of the "best" cheap vodka and dropped a quality vanilla bean in it (the bean was sliced its entire length in two places).  Considering what stores charge for genuine vanilla extract, this will be well worth my time and money.
/CSB

Gary-L: tillerman35: Almost all of the items listed are things I wouldn't make OR buy.  Pickled ginger?  Is that even a food?

Ginger that's been cut, dried, and rolled in evaporated cane juice is my Kryptonite.  That being said, I cannot even imagine how pickled ginger tastes.

It tastes like one of the foods I'd feed to a god.

Seriously?  Do tell!


Really? How much vanilla extract does your recipe make? A bottle of vanilla extract at the store (which is only a few ounces mind you, but still) costs about as much as the cheapest, shiattiest vodka you can find.
 
2014-08-05 03:19:45 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Oops.
Mayo
Mustard
Pasta sauce

Homemade mayo is amazing. You will forget about jars once you try it. It also serves as a great base for other sauces. I have caught people eating my tartar sauce with a spoon.


Well, yeah, of course - do you know how awkward it is to eat it with a fork?
 
2014-08-05 03:22:11 PM  
This would be a neat article if it was about making the sorts of things that people actually eat.

It was a happy day when I learned how to make my own pasta sauce / cheese sauce / lemon dill cream sauce, etc. Ditch the chemical preservatives and high fructose corn syrup and learn to cook.

Here's a quick simple pizza sauce to go with the pizza crust...

Toss into a blender:
2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbls. granulated sugar
2 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. dried oregano

Blend, allow to sit for a good 15 minutes for the flavors to blend. Blend in some marinated banana peppers for a bit of extra zing.

Also works as a pasta sauce.
 
2014-08-05 03:27:03 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Most of those are farking ridiculous, for example, sweetened condensed milk.

"Heat up the milk and sugar mixture over medium heat until it's just steaming, then lower the heat and simmer for about 2 hours, or until the mixture has thickened slightly."

Two farking hours? Are you farking crazy? Who the fark is going to spend that kind of time on something you need as an ingredient every once in a blue moon? At the store it costs about 85 cents a can, the cost of the milk, sugar and electricity to simmer it for two hours will end up costing you more to make yourself. And for what? Bragging rights to say you made a pie with home made condensed milk? Whatever...


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^ ^^^^^^

same with most of the other things listed.  Upon occasion I have problem making mayo, mustard usually always make my own pasta sauce, but that's really because I can't find one I like well enough in a store.

But condensed milk? Nutella? pickled ginger?  Nope, as little as I use those things, I'll buy them, thanks.
 
2014-08-05 03:29:09 PM  

llortcM_yllort: Gary-L: Smeggy Smurf: dinch: OK, first of all, I am NOT using two cups of high quality vodka to make vanilla extract. I'll just keep buying that, thank you very much.

Second of all, under the "Editor's picks" section near the bottom, they linked to an article that states "Why you can't believe in evolution". These are CRAZY people!

Not to mention how long it takes to make decent vanilla extract.

CSB/
I have some vanilla extract fermenting right now.  I used a 375mL bottle of the "best" cheap vodka and dropped a quality vanilla bean in it (the bean was sliced its entire length in two places).  Considering what stores charge for genuine vanilla extract, this will be well worth my time and money.
/CSB

Gary-L: tillerman35: Almost all of the items listed are things I wouldn't make OR buy.  Pickled ginger?  Is that even a food?

Ginger that's been cut, dried, and rolled in evaporated cane juice is my Kryptonite.  That being said, I cannot even imagine how pickled ginger tastes.

It tastes like one of the foods I'd feed to a god.

Seriously?  Do tell!

Really? How much vanilla extract does your recipe make? A bottle of vanilla extract at the store (which is only a few ounces mind you, but still) costs about as much as the cheapest, shiattiest vodka you can find.


Apparently, you don't do any baking; otherwise, you would know how quickly one can go through a bottle of extract.  It's can also be used as an ingredient in different kinds of drinks and non-baked desserts.
 
2014-08-05 03:30:32 PM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: ReapTheChaos: Most of those are farking ridiculous, for example, sweetened condensed milk.

"Heat up the milk and sugar mixture over medium heat until it's just steaming, then lower the heat and simmer for about 2 hours, or until the mixture has thickened slightly."

Two farking hours? Are you farking crazy? Who the fark is going to spend that kind of time on something you need as an ingredient every once in a blue moon? At the store it costs about 85 cents a can, the cost of the milk, sugar and electricity to simmer it for two hours will end up costing you more to make yourself. And for what? Bragging rights to say you made a pie with home made condensed milk? Whatever...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^ ^^^^^^

same with most of the other things listed.  Upon occasion I have problem making mayo, mustard usually always make my own pasta sauce, but that's really because I can't find one I like well enough in a store.

But condensed milk? Nutella? pickled ginger?  Nope, as little as I use those things, I'll buy them, thanks.


GAH

NO Problem. I HAVE NO PROBLEM MAKING MAYO, ETC

farking hell.
 
2014-08-05 03:41:02 PM  
Making your own cocunut milk:

1) Go to store and purchase coconuts...

And right there, it's already more effort than buying coconut milk in the can.
 
2014-08-05 03:46:35 PM  
we make our own pizza dough, and bread, BBQ sauce sometimes. I've made peanut sauce but don't use it that often. We also grown and can our own vegetables. So yeah, not really interested in making pickled ginger or most of the other stuff on that list
 
2014-08-05 03:47:50 PM  

robertus: [borntourist.com image 768x1024]


nice

i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-05 03:48:26 PM  

Russ1642: Maple syrup. You're just useless in the kitchen if you can't grow your own maple, tap the trees, boil and filter the sap.


as delicious as that is, I'm not gathering the 40 gallons of sap or whatever it takes to get 1 gallon of syrup
 
2014-08-05 04:34:28 PM  

llortcM_yllort: Really? How much vanilla extract does your recipe make? A bottle of vanilla extract at the store (which is only a few ounces mind you, but still) costs about as much as the cheapest, shiattiest vodka you can find.


When on Fark, it helps to assume people already have access to plentiful, cheap vodak.

/but enough about the politics tab
 
2014-08-05 04:48:35 PM  

Gary-L: llortcM_yllort: Gary-L: Smeggy Smurf: dinch: OK, first of all, I am NOT using two cups of high quality vodka to make vanilla extract. I'll just keep buying that, thank you very much.

Second of all, under the "Editor's picks" section near the bottom, they linked to an article that states "Why you can't believe in evolution". These are CRAZY people!

Not to mention how long it takes to make decent vanilla extract.

CSB/
I have some vanilla extract fermenting right now.  I used a 375mL bottle of the "best" cheap vodka and dropped a quality vanilla bean in it (the bean was sliced its entire length in two places).  Considering what stores charge for genuine vanilla extract, this will be well worth my time and money.
/CSB

Gary-L: tillerman35: Almost all of the items listed are things I wouldn't make OR buy.  Pickled ginger?  Is that even a food?

Ginger that's been cut, dried, and rolled in evaporated cane juice is my Kryptonite.  That being said, I cannot even imagine how pickled ginger tastes.

It tastes like one of the foods I'd feed to a god.

Seriously?  Do tell!

Really? How much vanilla extract does your recipe make? A bottle of vanilla extract at the store (which is only a few ounces mind you, but still) costs about as much as the cheapest, shiattiest vodka you can find.

Apparently, you don't do any baking; otherwise, you would know how quickly one can go through a bottle of extract.  It's can also be used as an ingredient in different kinds of drinks and non-baked desserts.


Let me repeat my question.  How much vanilla extract does your recipe make?
 
2014-08-05 05:12:22 PM  
I just tried making some of this and it wasn't half bad.

http://www.all-about-juicing.com/juicer-pulp-meat-loaf.html

I added a quarter cup of ketchup, a quarter cup of penko, some dried thyme, some onion powder, and used sausage flavored TVP.  Doesn't taste bad and should make a lovely cold meatloaf sandwich. With copious mayo and a slice of Colby jack on plain white bread. Just like my salad days.
 
2014-08-05 05:23:23 PM  

llortcM_yllort: Let me repeat my question. How much vanilla extract does your recipe make?


Sounds like 375mL.
 
2014-08-05 05:25:09 PM  
"...that you COULD make at home" not "that you SHOULD make at home," dumbassmitter
 
2014-08-05 06:03:52 PM  

Gary-L: llortcM_yllort: Gary-L: Smeggy Smurf: dinch: OK, first of all, I am NOT using two cups of high quality vodka to make vanilla extract. I'll just keep buying that, thank you very much.

Second of all, under the "Editor's picks" section near the bottom, they linked to an article that states "Why you can't believe in evolution". These are CRAZY people!

Not to mention how long it takes to make decent vanilla extract.

CSB/
I have some vanilla extract fermenting right now.  I used a 375mL bottle of the "best" cheap vodka and dropped a quality vanilla bean in it (the bean was sliced its entire length in two places).  Considering what stores charge for genuine vanilla extract, this will be well worth my time and money.
/CSB

Gary-L: tillerman35: Almost all of the items listed are things I wouldn't make OR buy.  Pickled ginger?  Is that even a food?

Ginger that's been cut, dried, and rolled in evaporated cane juice is my Kryptonite.  That being said, I cannot even imagine how pickled ginger tastes.

It tastes like one of the foods I'd feed to a god.

Seriously?  Do tell!

Really? How much vanilla extract does your recipe make? A bottle of vanilla extract at the store (which is only a few ounces mind you, but still) costs about as much as the cheapest, shiattiest vodka you can find.

Apparently, you don't do any baking; otherwise, you would know how quickly one can go through a bottle of extract.  It's can also be used as an ingredient in different kinds of drinks and non-baked desserts.


It also, along with a sprinkle of brown sugar, makes oatmeal worth eating.
 
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